CARROLLTON, Ga., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- It's easier than ever to
install lighting anywhere with new wall sconces designed to work with the
patented FlatWire, the Invisible Wire(TM). This revolutionary wiring
technology is being introduced by the FlatWire Technologies Division of
Southwire, North America's leading manufacturer of electrical wire and
cable. The new FlatWire Ready(R) low voltage wall lighting system is
UL-listed and includes a wide range of decorator-style sconces and complete
Add-A-Light(TM) installation kits.
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The award-winning FlatWire Ready technology allows these low voltage
lighting fixtures to be mounted anywhere on walls or ceilings and connected
to an existing electrical outlet without drilling holes, pulling electrical
wires or using extension cords. Unlike conventional "round" wire, FlatWire
is easily installed and can create a virtually invisible wiring system.
Installation is completely safe for professionals and do-it-yourselfers.
Nearly 30 different FlatWire Ready lighting sconces are now available
in a wide variety of decorator finishes and styles ranging from traditional
to contemporary. Each FlatWire Ready Add-A-Light Low Voltage Kit
accommodates up to two fixtures and includes connectors, a wall plate,
transformer and 25 feet of low voltage FlatWire. The sconce fixtures use a
12-volt, 20-watt halogen bulb, which uses less energy than a 60-watt
incandescent bulb but still gives about the same usable light output. The
lights and kits can be purchased online at http://www.flatwireready.com.
Using the Invisible Wire Solution(TM) is a non-invasive, low-cost
alternative to cutting holes in walls to run new wires or install new
outlets. Installation is an easy, four-step process that can be done safely
in minutes by a do-it-yourselfer or professional. FlatWire can be placed on
walls and ceilings, and when finished using standard concealing and
painting techniques becomes virtually invisible.
"These FlatWire Ready(R) low voltage lighting sconces and installation
kits make it easier and more affordable than ever to add lighting safely
and creatively, without having to compromise designs to accommodate
existing wiring and outlets or pay for a costly and time-consuming
professional rewire," said Robb Sexton, the inventor and president of
Southwire's FlatWire Technologies Division. "FlatWire is a revolutionizing
technology that lets us take control of the interior spaces and surfaces
where we live, work and play, making life more efficient, comfortable and
Today's lifestyles rely on a growing number of devices requiring a wire
connection, including lighting, flat panel televisions, home theaters,
computers, gaming and more. Yet the layout of existing wire systems often
makes it difficult to adapt rooms to new equipment without expensive
in-wall rewiring or leaving unattractive cords exposed. Now the
introduction of paper- thin FlatWire has made it possible to locate and
connect devices where desired.
Because of its ease of use and flexibility, many new
FlatWire-compatible products are being introduced. Southwire already offers
other FlatWire Ready(R) products, including cable and interconnects that
can be used in a variety of low voltage lighting, audio, video, voice and
data applications. Future applications for other wiring products are in
About FlatWire Ready Technology
Since its first patents were filed in 1995, FlatWire Ready technology
has been winning awards and converts for its unique approach to electrical
wiring. Recognized for its broad appeal and usefulness to consumers, this
truly innovative technology is now available for low voltage lighting,
audio, video, voice, data and more. Just as important are the installation
accessories that make it easy for even a novice DIYer to install in minutes
in four easy steps - Map it, Stick It, Click It, and Make it Disappear. For
more information visit http://www.flatwireready.com
About Southwire Company
A technology leader, Southwire Company is a major wire and cable
provider in North America, manufacturing building wire and cable, FlatWire,
metal-clad (MC) cable, cord products, utility cable products, industrial
power cable, copper and aluminum rod and continuous casting technology.
Please visit Southwire's website at http://www.southwire.com.
EDITORS' NOTE: FlatWire Ready Low Voltage Lighting will be on display
for the first time Feb. 7-10 at the International Builders' Show, Orange
County Convention Center, Orlando, FL (booth S12401).
SOURCE Southwire Company